SF police chief wants more security cameras [Chron] [CBS5]

“Gizzarelli continued to advocate on a Facebook page, posting as recently as this month that there “may still be a chance of Charlie returning home,” which isn’t going to happen. There has also been an ongoing fundraising campaign that included everything from direct donations to an Internet site that sold such items as “Free Charlie” T-shirts, coffee mugs and liquor flasks.”
Pit bull Charlie’s case comes to tail end [Chron] [Ex]

“In the past week, police have beefed up their presence on city streets — they are thoroughly investigating every lead; sending dogs to public events; and spreading the slogan, ‘If you see something, say something.'”
Law enforcement remains on high alert in San Francisco following Boston bombings [Ex]

“A phone the victim was holding against his head had a bullet lodged inside of it and a bullet had gone through the victim’s t-shirt “miraculously missing his body,” police said.”
Shots fired at man standing outside Silver Terrace convenience store [Ex]

“Investigators told KTVU the gunfire came from a white 2010 to 2012 Lexus ES 350.”
Video offers clue in slaying of SF Whole Foods employee [FOX2]

“The victim gave chase and attempted to get the mail back but was pushed by the thief, described by police as a woman in her 20s, who fled with the mail to a nearby Muni bus.”
Woman tries to steal San Francisco postal worker’s mail [Ex]

“Civil rights advocates are questioning the concept of a kill switch, warning that it has the potential to infringe on a person’s liberties. Wireless carriers have also been wary and thus far generally cool on the idea.”
San Francisco DA’s Plan To End Rampant Cellphone Thefts [KCBS]

“The suspects approached the victim and asked him the time, which he provided after looking at his watch. One of the suspects then told the victim to look at the time on his phone.”
Weekend Crime Recap: Robberies With Force [ML@L]

“Like the defendants in the two other ghost scam cases, these three were accused of scamming elderly Chinese women out of money and jewelry by tricking that into thinking that a family member was in imminent danger.”
Defendants in Other Ghost Scam Case Found Guilty in Bench Trial [Weekly]

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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